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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. good afternoon in the news this noon, the deadline arrives
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for atlantic city to pay up on a $12 million debt. >> the new warning about popular supplements that could be wasting your money and putting your health in danger. >> but the big story on "action news" this noon is the harsh cold and high winds sky 6 hd taking a look at penn's landing. the temperatures are in the single digits and the teens across the region. we begin with meteorologist, david murphy at the "action news" big board. with the latest. >> at least we see sunshine out there, we have cloud cover but thin enough to allow the sun in. we have a cold front shooting off the coast and a northwest wind is coming in not the strongest we have seen but it's coming from the great lakes that is cold air up there, we started with a temperature of 20 degrees and we haven't improved all that much, still 25 21 in
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allentown and 26 in millville and 25 in wildwood, the winds are dropping out of the northwest in the teens in some spots only a 10 miles per hour wind in philadelphia right now, that is enough to give you a windchill of 15 you will want to bundle up in layers if you are going to be outside for any period of time. only a high of 29 with windchills in the low 20s, when we step back inside. we'll look at improving temperatures coming into tomorrow, another cold shot in the accuweather forecast. it's all ahead. >> thank you. >> police have reopened the road where high winds knocked a tree on the the car killing the driver it happened at sprawl road and sunny hill lane, firefighters had to cut through the roof to reach the driver "action news" reporter chad pradelli will have a live report from the scene coming up at 12:30. >> black ice was the concern
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again during the morning commute today and the bitter cold has people bundled up to face the biting winds john recall yens is facing the elements and joins us live in old city. >> reporter: hi rick, where i am with the sun shining and not much of a wind here, it's not too bad but other times you knew you were in the grips of old man winter. cold and wind and subtract the sunshine and it's bitter. >> 18 degrees, i miss my little ear muffs i cleaned the house and put everything away and now i can't find my ear muffs and i misthem. >> i am not a cold person at all and this is too much. it could be worst last year as horrible. >> dave clark has no choice but
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to be outside today the trick to being outside is staying warm. >> keep moving a lot of thin layers and keep moving. >> thin layers many thin layers and keep moving one way to keep the cold at bay on a day like this live in old city, john rawlins channel 6 "action news" back to you. >> before you bundle up check the 6 abc storm tracker app you'll find links to the hourly and seven-day forecast to get ready for the falling temperatures. montgomery county authorities are asking for the public's help tracking down a prn of interest in last week's courthouse bomb scare they released video of a man calling in the threat from a 7-eleven pay phone yesterday morning. this is west norton a second call was made from a cell phone tracked to the same area, if you know who this man might be call
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police or the district attorney's office. a 23-year-old shooting victim is in critical condition after driving himself to get help. the man was shot in this car at 66th and pascal in southwest philadelphia overnight. he was able to drive the bullet ridden vehicle to the police district. the officer outside took the wounded man to the hospital. there is new video of two men that police say robbed a popular bar in fairmount last week. the gun toting thieves confronted employees that were leaving urban salon on fairmount afternoon, once inside the suspect held the employee at gun point and the other took money from the cash register. nobody was hurt. atlantic city has $12 million in debt that has to be paid today. the city made several attempts to finance with three lenders one wanted to charge 12%
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interest and one was willing to lend at a lower rate but wanted a state guarantee which the state dismissed. four casinos have closed and 8,000 p.m. have lost their jobs. now the measles outbreak. 102 people are infected across 1 states now. abc news correspondent karen travers is live in washington with more. >> reporter: good afternoon sara, this measles outbreak is growing and it's a big spike compared to the number of cases from last year, no surprise politicians are starting to weigh in and that is starting a very fierce debate. >> as the measles outbreak grows so does the debate over vaccines, in oregon some parents are asking other parents if their kids have had their shots
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if not, then no more play groups. >> if my kid got sick he would be home. >> the cdc says there is 100 measles cases in 14 states this year and now the association of pediatrics are urging parents to get their children shots. now 14 infants from the center are quarantined for 21 days. >> this is the direction of the public health department. >> the measles outbreak made its way into politics. >> in october, new jersey governor chris christie kept in quarantine for 22.5 days, a nurse that was exposed to ebola.
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even hillary clinton tweeting this overnight hashtag, vaccines work. >> four senior u.s. public health officials were asked today on capitol hill, should parents get their kids vaccinated and they all said adamantly yes. >> karen thank you. more to come on "action news" at noon a cruise ship suffers a third virus outbreak in less than a year. the illness that cut a vacation short for thousands of people and a shootout at a jewelry store and police say that the brazen thief is a woman.
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newly released surveillance video shows a shootout that played out inside of a phoenix jewelry store last january, the suspect came in wearing a pink jacket. she pretended to be a customer asked a few questions and left and then after a wardrobe change she came back to rob the place. they were both injured and since
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recovered. there is a feud brewing over the late robin williams estate in court papers his wife susan says some of his personal items credit taken without her permission. she wants the items separated from the will items. they voted in favor of the procedure for england to be the first country in the world to allow embryos to be modified. it's meant to prevent children from inheriting potentially fatal diseases and they say it crosses the line and could lead to the creation of designer babies it still needs approval from the house of lords before becoming law. out of cuba we see the first
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published photos of fidel castro in five months. the meeting reportedly happened on january 23rd fidel castro has not appeared in public for more than a year? a cruise was cut short because hundreds of passengers got sick, this is the third outbreak on the same ship in the past year. the royal caribbean grandeur of the sea came back one day early after they came down with a stomach illness some passengers criticized the crew for lack of information on what was going on. >> they were not honest about the information we heard there were three people sick. >> the grandeur of the seas had two similar illnesses on cruises that were in march and april of
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last year. an army vet is searching for a special photo of his wife that he carried through two wars, someone took his cherish picture and wallet after he accidentally left it on a store counter. he does not care about the lost cash but finding the photo means the world to him. detectives are distributing the suspect's image. and there say reward for information that leads to an arrest. there is reports of illegal substances being transported through philadelphia. wendy saltzman has a preview of her report this evening. >> the cars derailed south of philadelphia and north train rerailed over the schuylkill and why is it and why should you
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care. >> tonight we'll tell you what crude oil is and the route it's taking into your neighborhoods. >> they say it's the cause of 14 deaths in quebec. >> i can't predict the future and neither can you you do the best you can under the circumstances. >> are we prepared if there is an explosion here, i'll have the details on "action news" at 11:00. >> and coming up shining the light on dangerous and misleading herbal supplements the new report that says you may be wasting time on popular brands. not caused by a heart valve problem. that puts jim at a greater risk of stroke. for years, jim's medicine tied him to a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but now, with once-a-day xarelto®, jim's on the move. jim's doctor recommended xarelto®.
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gas prices have appeared to have bottomed out for 120 days and prices reached a seven year low of 1.70 cents a gallon doctor in recent years they climbed 22 cent a gallon in the month of february but right now drivers are paying less than $2 in a dozen states. radio shack has claimed bankruptcy, wireless provider sprint is in talk to buy up half the leases for radio shack stores nationwide. the company operates 4300 locations and would close the stores that sprint does not take
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over. >> four major retailers are accused of selling potentially dangerous and misleading supplements, the new york attorney generals office tested products at walgreens and wal-mart and four out of five top brands did not contain the herbs on their labels and were filled with garlic. the new york attorney general sent cease and desist letters to the stores and demanded they stop selling the products. now it's possible to get too much of a good thing returning is good exercise but you don't need a marathon to get the benefits, the peak result came after one to one and a half hour a week. too much can actually damage the
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heart. with valentine's day less than two week as way, you gentlemen should listen to this guys the new poll shows the way to a girl's heart is through her mother. six in ten says her mom's approval says it's extremely or very important when they decide to get serious. and four in ten would consider breaking up with a guy if mom didn't approve. the poll fountd the opinions are more important than the opinions of friends or siblings among daters under 30. >> now you tell me. i love my inlaws they are watching. "action news" is out working on news stories tonight beginning at 4:00. >> lets check in with alicia vitarelli live in the newsroom with a look ahead. >> hey guys and hi to your inlaws this afternoon. coming up today at 4:00 imagine walking 21 miles just to get to and from work, it's one michigan's man reality and it
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has been that way for decades, but it's no longer the case, the college student that set out to buy a stranger a car and wound up exceeding all expectations and she has stayed stone face for 40 years because she says it gives you wrinkles one woman's sacrifice for beauty. can you take us with on the go you can watch our newscast streaming live on your tablet or smart phone. >> sara will never have a wrinkle. >> that is not true. >> unless i tell her a joke. >> accuweather is coming up when we come right back.
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david is here now with a check of the the accuweather forecast the cold and sure nice to see sunshine. >> we have sun mixing with the clouds, outside you'll see what it helps. no precipitation as we take a ride aboard chopper 6 hd over philadelphia and some sunshine is getting through even when the clouds were thicker, look at how much real state that pennsylvania convention center takes up in the middle of the city and it's loaded up with cars thanks to all of the you guys that came out to say hello to us at ford. that was fun. winds out of the west at 10 miles per hour that gives windchills in the teens and 20 in allentown and we'll add a couple more degrees to that for the high. 21 in trenton and down the shore still pretty cool. future tracker showing you windchills the rest of the way we are in the teens the rest of the region and getting up to a 21 degree windchill at 3:00 at
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the height of the afternoon heating. this morning we told you to dress the kids warmly it's still windy and chilly on the way home. by midnight tonight we are looking at chilly conditions and cecily will be here on 6 abc at 11:00 to talk about that. satellite 6 along with action radar shows you a sweep of clouds, now the clouds are thinner and we are seeing more sunshine. up in allentown it's cold a high of 22 mostly sunny skies with some high thin cloud cover and brisk and on the chilly side windchills not making it to the teens in the lehigh valley. in philadelphia we go for a high of 29 today sunshine and a bit on the windy and cold side and the winds running west at 10 to 15 miles per hour. that is coming from canada a cold region for us.
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patchy clouds and 23 tonight, not as bad as this past night when we got down to 20 in philadelphia. we have a brush of snow coming through in the northern suburbs the lehigh valley and then nothing after that. we get up to 44 degrees tomorrow it gets milder and unfortunately colder on friday this thing on wednesday morning is hardly anything at all. clouds and sun on wednesday, thursday morning we'll be on the lookout for more snow banding out to the north and west at 4:00 in the morning and it will have a tendency to try and break its way through the region at 7:00 in the morning to about noon by the shore the latest run doesn't show much but we allow for accumulation out of that, maybe a coating or an inch or more, not as harsh tomorrow and 44 and the early snow chance on thursday and 36 degrees and clouds and sun brisk and cold
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on friday and 28 degrees there 38 on saturday, and sunday a possible wintry mix arrives from a clipper system going west to east. we'll wind up with chilly conditions there and the possibility of snow mixing with ice and rain. and potentially back to snow and rain. it looks to get going before dawn and through the day into the evening. >> david thank you. there is much more ahead in the next half hour of "action news." new video of an armed robbery at a convenience store in philadelphia. what this suspect is looking for when they flashed a gun at the counter. plus -- >> weather in new york is causing explosive problems on city streets, the side affect from snow making for big issues june ground
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"action news" at 12:30 continues with sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. >> hello again here are stories we are following for on "action news" at 12:30 a man is dead after an accident shut down a highway in delaware county for several hours. and david murphy says we are getting a break from the
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brighter cold tomorrow and then we are back in the freezer. the massive attempt to dig out of mother nature's latest winter blast. and the details on the crash in delaware county it happened before 5:00 last night in radnor township along sprawl road the tree fell on one of cars and the roadway was shut down for nearly 10 hours, chad pradelli is live in radnor township police have identified the man that died in the crash? >> reporter: that is right he was driving in the southbound lanes of sprawl road, just off of sunny hill road, that is the tree that came crashing down before 5:00, strong winds brought it down crushing his car. >> these are the limbs and debris left behind after this tree came crashing down last night. crushing the vehicle and killing


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